Known CSA Veterans at Cedar Hill
Vicksburg, Mississippi

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R. E. Paxton
1844 - 1908

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Robert E. Paxton was born 1844 in Vicksburg, Warren Co., and died 1908.

He enrolled 16 Dec 1861, Pensacola, Fla., in the 9th Miss. Inf., Co. E, Sharp’s Brigade, Army of Tennessee.

In Jan 1865, he requested that he might appear before a medical examining board to be retired because a Minié ball wound received at the battle of Resaca, Ga., 15 May 1864, required the amputation of his right arm below the elbow. He received a “Certificate of Disability for Retiring Invalid Soldiers” the same month. He was 19 years old. The certificate described him as 5 ft 8 in tall, fair complexion, gray eyes, light hair, and by occupation when enlisted, a machinist. On a list of POWs for Meridian, Miss., 11 May 1865, he gives his residence as Vicksburg.

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He enlisted for two years or the war on 16 Dec 1861 in Pensacola, Florida.

At some time he re-enlisted for another two years. In May 1864, he was wounded and sent to hospital.

Robert E. Paxton's Certificate of Disability, signed 31 Jan 1865.


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